San Francisco and Napa Valley regularly are among the top U.S. vacation destinations and The Baltimore Sun tells travelers how to enjoy the Bay Area on a budget. With recommendations for planning activities ahead of time and SF's best happy hour deals, visitors don't have to empty their wallets for a fun-filled Bay Area getaway. The article's recommendations include a stay at the Hotel Griffon, a SF boutique hotel located on the Embarcadero waterfront:
"Situated along the Embarcadero waterfront, the boutique hotel offers amazing views of the Bay. Once again, planning is key. If you are able to book in advance, you'll save some bucks. For example, the "View King" rooms, which have excellent views of the Bay, Pier 14, Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge, typically hover in the mid-$200 to low $300 range per night. But if you book at least two weeks in advance, rooms drop to as low as $180 a night. If you pre-pay, you'll save 20 percent. And if you stay at the hotel on the weekend, you'll enjoy complimentary parking Thursday through Sunday."
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